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Opinions of Sunday, 2 March 2014

Columnist: Hardi, Ibrahim

President Mahama, true prophesy of Ghana's founder.

Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared smock as a “battle dress.” He is aware those whose culture allows the wearing of smock is blessed with honest, intelligent, hardworking and determined people who however have limited opportunities as compared to their counterparts in the South and he prayed and advise Ghanaians to wait and witness the emergence of Northern president. Thank God president John Dramani Mahama has emerge to fulfill the true dream of Ghana’s founder,Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Fifty seven years of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana, a message was send on the eve of that day, and its takes someone with critical thinking to get the message. It is noteworthy that, for the historic declaration of Ghana’s Independence, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his five colleagues proudly wore smocks on the podium at the Old Polo Grounds. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was aware,its only northern president that will lead a true united Ghana to the promise land. The enemies of these country try everything in their power to make sure president Mahama did not get the chance of leading this country. What is written is written. President Mahama chance of leading Ghana can only be compare to Barrack Huseini Obama of America. Its was a long prophesy by Marcus Garvey seeing one day black president in America,like wise Dr. Kwame Nkrumah prophesy of seeing a northerner president leading Ghana one day.

The ndc party founder,His excellency former president Jerry John Rawlings has cleared the way for John Dramani Mahama,that is by leading a united Ghana and others. Ex President Jerry John Rawlings was noted for wearing the smock on official duties, locally and abroad, and usually during his campaign trails. Its now time for president Mahama to show to the world that he was the one the country's founder was simple referring to fifty seven years ago because president Huseini Obama has show to the world that he is now the president of America.

Countrymen and women, the future ahead of president Mahama is full of promise but not the sort of promise which ensures the exploitation of other men’s labour for the enrichment of a few individuals. President Mahama has a duty to her people; a duty to prevent the exploitation of man by man. I personally do not and cannot believe that all our efforts have been undertaken for the purpose of enabling a few persons to enrich themselves at the expense of the majority. For that reason, president Mahama approach to this new life shall be based entirely on Ghanaian conditions and circumstances, in order that our endeavors shall result in the greatest good for the greatest number of our people. President Mahama must develop our country to meet the needs of our people so that the ordinary man and woman may be well fed, well clothed and well housed. We must operate a planned economy for use and abundance.

What are our prospects? As you know, Ghanaians are one of the wealthiest countries in Africa. For our size, our potential wealth is immense. We have a wide variety of minerals including gold, diamond, manganese and bauxite. Our undeveloped agriculture is stupendous and our soil is extremely fertile. Over twenty five million Ghanaians with these possessions have a glorious opportunity for building a first class nation comparable to the best in the world. President Mahama plan therefore must be to build up industries, heavy and basic, and to diversify and mechanize our agriculture, and he and his able team, Dr. Clement Apaak and the rest must do this with the utmost speed, if we are not to be overtaken by events. The pace at which the world travels today is so fast that no loafer nations can survive the rate of change. That is why our nation must throw in everything into this economic and social revolution and make sure that Ghana comes out a winner. President Mahama must fight; relentlessly to uproot backward conceptions and negative phenomena in order to eliminate waste, extravagance, bureaucracy, laziness and similar manifestations harmful to our community.

I wish to state clearly that I do not by any means underestimate the gravity of the responsibility laid on president Mahama as the first Northern President of the 4th Republic. I am confident, however, that Ghanaians will all co-operate with him in the discharge of that responsibility to build a prosperous nation for our people. I wish every Ghanaian, great happiness in the fifty seven years of this our great nation and many years that lie ahead and trust that together we shall go forward to our destiny and build a majestic monument to the name of the Republic of Ghana by the measure of the success we achieve.

Long live Ghana

Ibrahim Hardi 0208235615